|8¢ Liberty Used on
This October 29, 1963 usage of the 8¢ Liberty Giori press pays the
8¢ domestic air mail rate. Tony says... It took me 13 years to
find this example.
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Roland Austin replies to Tony's question... I have had a Dec. 23,
1964, 8¢ Liberty domestic airmail cover very similar to yours for
several years. I just didn't realize its significance until I
read your column in the Jan. 5, 2004, STAMP COLLECTOR.
John Hotchner reports a domestic air mail an 8¢ flat/rotary use
cancelled 3/12/64 with an air mail sticker tied by cancel; philatelic
in that it is from John Fox to Dr. C L Wunsch. (scan not
Steve Unkrich writes...The 8c Liberty (Scott #
1041 & 1041B) came out April 9, 1954. At the time, the only 8c
international airmail letter rate was to Cuba, St. Pierre and Miquelon
if I read Tony's book correctly. The rate to Cuba was raised to 10c on
August 1, 1954 and the later two countries on Jul 1, 1961. I have the
8c Liberty paying the 8c rate to Cuba before the rate went to 10c. This
was only a 3 month window of opportunity for the 8c Liberty to Cuba.
Seems rare to me.
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I welcome additional information.